June Review Roundup

The highlights below are from just some of the nearly 100 reviews and news mentions our authors received throughout June. 



Walking St. Augustine

Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon

“Through descriptive prose, pictures, photos and maps, [Walking St. Augustine] brings to life five centuries of the city’s past. . . .A welcome addition to the lexicon of volumes, large and small, that aid those wishing to delve more deeply into St. Augustine’s past.”—St. Augustine Record



Sorghum’s Savor

Ronni Lundy

Mother Earth News featured an excerpt of Ronni Lundy’s book that offers tips for using sorghum in the kitchen.




Clarita’s Cocina: Great Traditional Recipes from a Spanish Kitchen

Clarita Garcia

“[Garcia’s] down-to-earth approach and passion for the culinary arts comes through in every page of her cookbook, which is a wonderful resource for novice and experienced cooks alike. . . .By pairing the recipes with light-hearted anecdotes and invaluable tips and pointers, the cookbook is an appealing read and a treasure for your kitchen.”—Venice Gulf Coast Living



Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida

Matthew T. Corrigan

“The definitive rebuttal to those who portray [Bush] as a moderate.”—Wall Street Journal





Enchantments: Julian Dimock’s Photographs of Southwest Florida

Jerald T. Milanich and Nina J. Root

“A snapshot of life on the southward-moving Florida frontier. . . .These stunning images give a rare, beautiful glimpse into the state’s history.”—Venice Gulf Coast Living



Florida Animals for Everyday Naturalists

Larry Allan

“In addition to sharing his enlightening and instructive anecdotes, the author makes a gentle, yet persuasive argument for the importance of preserving the state’s wildlife and for responsible human-animal interactions. . . .May inspire you to head outdoors, explore and get to know the feathered, furry, scaled, and shelled friends around us.”—Venice Gulf Coast Living



Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food

Dale Finley Slongwhite

“An at once illuminating and heart-wrenching collection of ten oral histories. . . .Fed Up brings to light the suffering and marginalization too often experienced by those who harvest the nation’s produce.”—Environmental History



Exciting Features

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver’s  Popular Archaeology article, “Walking Dead among the ancient Greeks?” revealed that Greeks might have feared zombies, a topic covered in her forthcoming book The Bioarchaeology of Classic Kamarina. Her article was picked up by over a dozen outlets, including Discovery News, LiveScience, and Daily Mail. 

Pam Brandon, one of the authors of Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida’s Waters, spoke with the Tampa Bay Times to offer tips on how to eat on the road from her own experience traveling while researching and collecting stories for the book.

Joshua Nadel, author of Fútbol: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America, wrote an article for Foreign Policy detailing the challenges FIFA faces in the wake of Joseph “Sepp” Blatter’s resignation in early June.

Three of our books—Tim Hollis’s The Minibook of Minigolf, Mark DeNote’s The Great Florida Craft Beer Guide, and Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins, Thomas J. Sheehan, and Robert J. Black—were highlighted as last-minute ideas for Father’s Day gifts by Northwest Florida Daily News.

Book Report Radio featured Gary Monroe, author of Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymento talk about just how the Highwaymen got their start, and how Mary Ann Carroll joined them as the only female of the group. You can listen below.

Fruits of Eden author Amanda Harris appeared on One to One with Sheryl McCarthy to talk about David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters. If you missed the episode, watch it below.


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